How do you send books to prison?

Oct. 13, 2017

Any books sent have to come from a publisher or vendor — individuals can't donate directly. And Amazon, an industry leader, can’t guarantee a smooth delivery.

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Only shipments from U.S. mail are accepted, and Amazon can’t determine which service delivers.

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Ultimately, the banning of many books is inconsistent — and this is in a highly structured system that asks prisoners to enrich their lives before release.

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